Europe Region Conference 2016 - Petroleum Systems of Alpine - Mediterranean Fold Belts and Basins

Occured on 19-20 May 2016
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Bucharest, Romania

AAPG Europe Regional Conference 19th - 20th May, 2016.

A first for AAPG Europe, the event will take place in the wonderful city of Bucharest. Romania is not only the largest producer of oil and gas in Central and Eastern Europe, but also a country where hydrocarbon exploration has a very long history going back to the late 1800s.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in E&P activities in the broader region, including the Black Sea. This is partly due to the new technologies applied and partly to the simple fact that the well-established petroleum exploration plays in the area became overmature and cannot meet anymore the reserve replacement needs. Therefore previously unexplored deepwater basin segments and underexplored internal parts of fold belts are opening up with ongoing seismic and drilling activities.

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ExxonMobil has been exploring in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea since 2008, with our partner, OMV Petrom. After acquisition of a 3D seismic survey in 2009, we drilled the Domino-1 gas discovery in 2012. This was the first deepwater discovery anywhere in the Black Sea. This discovery was followed by acquisiiton of a second 3D survey, the largest that had ever been acquired in the Black Sea at that time. The results of the first well and both 3D surveys were then used to plan an extensive drilling program to appraise the Domino discovery and conduct further exploration in the block.

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The interplay of local and global controls on accommodation and sediment supply generates basin-specific sequence stratigraphic frameworks that record cyclicity at multiple scales. A scale-independent approach to methodology and nomenclature is key to the standard application of sequence stratigraphy. There are parameters that vary with the case study, including the types of data available, the resolution of the data available, and the local conditions of accommodation and sediment supply. A standard methodology and nomenclature must remain independent of these variables, and rely on core principles that underlie the application of all alternative models.

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They're only a few days to submit your abstract. Abstract submission deadline is 31 January. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present your work at one of the most highly anticipated events of 2016!

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Upcoming Europe Events

Field Seminar
Krakow, Poland
Thursday, 30 May Friday, 31 May 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Surface seeps of oil and exhalations of methane have been known in the Northern Outer Carpathians for centuries. During this field trip, key localities will be visited, including frontal deformed part of the thrust belt accessible in the world-famous Wieliczka salt mine, and outcrops located within more internal thrust sheets (nappes).

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Europe Region Conference
Krakow, Poland
Tuesday, 28 May Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us on 28-29 of May 2024 for the AAPG European Conference. The conference is to be held in Krakow and the theme of the conference is "Energy Transition: Is the European Approach Different?"

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Field Seminar
Krakow, Poland
Monday, 27 May 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This one day pre-conference field trip will be focused on the Upper Jurassic deposits formed within the southern part of epicontinental basin of the Carpathian foreland.

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Field Seminar
Palermo, Italy
Thursday, 25 April 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Time: TBC Attendee Limit: Minimum 15 - Maximum 50 People Fee: TBC Registration Deadline: TBC Field Trip Rendezvous Point Hotel nH Palermo This one-day field trip will provide an introduction to a Miocene-Pliocene succession of southern Sicily, which includes outcrops of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC), as well as the Messinian-Zanclean GSSP (Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Point) and Zanclean stratotype. The MSC sedimentary record consists of an evaporitic-carbonate unit at the base (the Basal Limestone), overlain the Lower Gypsum unit, in turn overlain by the Upper Gypsum unit, and sealed by transgressive chalk deposits of the Trubi Fm. The Lower Gypsum unit (massive gypsum with cm-sized selenite crystals) will be visited along the beach of Siculiana Marina (about 15 km NW of Agrigento). Next, we will visit near Capo Rossello (about 10 km NW of Agrigento) an outcrop of the Upper Gypsum unit consisting of clay-gypsum cycles and overlain by the Trubi Fm. The latter, at Scala dei Turchi beach, consists of chalk deposits arranged in a spectacular thick succession (~120 m thick) interpreted as astronomically-controlled depositional cycles. The uppermost interval of the MSC sedimentary record, including the Messinian-Zanclean GSSP, will be observed along the beach of Eraclea Minoa located about 20 km NW of Capo Rossello. Field Trip Leaders Antonio Caruso University of Palermo Attilio Sulli University of Palermo

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Workshop
Palermo, Italy
Monday, 22 April Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This Symposium marks a collaborative event that brings together AAPG Europe and AAPG Middle East, with a central focus on carbonates and mixed carbonate systems worldwide, while highlighting their significance within these two regions. The primary objectives are an overview of controls that govern the evolution of these systems in time and space and the characterization and prediction of their properties across scales.

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Past Europe Events

Field Seminar
Albacete, Spain
Thursday, 9 November Friday, 10 November 2023, 8:30 a.m.–8:15 p.m.

An intensive 2-day (including travel time) short field course providing a training experience especially interesting for petroleum industry professionals working in fluvial clastic systems responsible for the generation of highly heterogeneous reservoirs, such as TAGI Fm (Berkine Basin, Algeria, among others).

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Field Seminar
Lleida, Spain
Thursday, 9 November Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Join us for a trip to the southern Pyrenees along the Ribagorçana transect. Our trip will take in features such as the Serres Marginales thrust belt, the Montsec thrust sheet and the Aulet diapir in Escales. We will overnight in Pont de Suert. Transportation will be via a small bus assisted by minivans to access the most remote outcrops. Weather is unpredictable and hiking boots are highly recommended.

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ICE
Madrid, Spain
Monday, 6 November Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Field Seminar
Madrid, Spain
Saturday, 4 November Sunday, 5 November 2023, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

This field trip will take place in the Serranía de Cuenca region (east-central Spain) and focuses on the observation of two mid-Cretaceous outcrop sections (Pajaroncillo and Reíllo) that describe an along-strike relative position. Both outcrops are located in the Western Tethys palaeocoast of the Iberian Basin.

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Field Seminar
Madrid, Spain
Sunday, 5 November 2023, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

This one day field trip will depart from UCM Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas and visit the Yela Underground Gas Storage facility in Brihuega. Then travel to Sacedón and the Buendía Dam.

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